From: “Brenda Lange”
Date: January 1, 2012 9:16:30 AM CST
Subject: Blog, Jan. 1, 2012
First, I want to say that ALL OF YOU are very precious to me, or staff, and to our children.
We pray for all of you to have a blessed and prosperous 2012.
Your love gifts this year allowed our pastors to lead over 252 people to Christ and to rescue over 175 malnourished orphans.
Testimony of what your Love Gifts did this week:
Last week a young man, Estifon, used the last of his strength to walk to our Rovuma Church.
He told Carlitos, the Youth Pastor, that he heard people talking about a man named “Jesus” who healed sick people.
He knew he was near death, and wanted to know if Jesus would heal him.
Carlitos explained who Jesus is, and prayed with him to receive Jesus as his Savior and then for healing.
Carlitos then called to say he was bringing a young man to me who had no blood.
Estifon was badly malnourished and so weak from anemia that Carlitos had to tie the young man to him on the motorbike to keep him from falling off!
I explained to Carlitos the danger this was to both of them, but his heart was in the right place and the angels kept them safe, as his only concern was for this man’s safety over his own.
We fixed him up with prayer, vitamins, a high protein diet of beans and canned fish, as well as treatment for intestinal worms.
Yesterday, this young man’s mother told Carlitos that after 5 days her son is like a “new man”.
There is no way our earthly food caused such a fast recovery. (normally takes 30 days for reverse anemia with diet)
This young man’s faith in Jesus sparked the release of Jesus’ healing power giving him NEW LIFE.
2000 years ago a woman with an issue of blood received her healing when she reached and touched Jesus’ robe.
This young man “reached out in faith” and found out Jesus still heals the same today as He did then.
God gave me the heart of a rescuer when I was born.
Then God gave me the desire of my heart, by allowing me to rescue and evangelize orphans in Mozambique.
It’s my favorite thing to do!
The Lord Jesus and I thank you for your faithfulness as many of you have walked with me through the entire Twenty one years I’ve been in Africa.
Billy Graham once said exactly what I’m feeling now:
“There is no better place to be, than in the “WILL OF GOD”, unless it is “IN HIS PRESENCE”.
Many of you know what God has called you to do, and you are doing it.
For those who are uncertain, you just need to ask, and then listen for His instructions.
He’ll show you His plan for your life, and if you chose to follow it, you’ll find true happiness.
Each of you is a “rescuer” when you bless our children with your prayers and love gifts.
THANK YOU to all of you who helped us save lives in 2011!
FYI: For those who gave specifically to our Wish List :
1. 5 goats and 12 ducks will join our family in 2012 and
2. $14,410 has been donated towards the $25,000 needed for the 5 children’s houses. (construction starts in April)
TOGETHER, WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN 1000’S OF LIVES IN NORTHERN MOZAMBIQUE.
THANK YOU for sharing your love with our children in 2011.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
BBB AND THE BALAMA STAFF